Our Mission

Founded in 1994 with an endowment, the Rapid City Public School Foundation is a 501c(3) organization. Our mission is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of students, to recognize and inspire those who guide student learning, and to increase community support for preK-12 public education.

We accomplish our mission through the following programs:

Staff Recognition
Grant Program
Evening of Excellence

2022 Evening of Excellence Honored Students and Teachers

Connor Beckman – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Jeffrey Fierro
Grace Belcher – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Bruce Knowles
Hayden Bentz – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Tyler Olson
Genevieve Bernard – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Angela Giffin
Andrew Bjorson – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Nicole Bisgaard
Riley Bock – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Cassandra Garcia
Levi Busching – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Dr. Andrew Smith
Matthew Cuny – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Craig Steinberg
Nathan Davis – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: George Dragoo
Luke Degen – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Dr. Andrew Smith
Keaton Fierro – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Angela Giffin
Tessa Frederick – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Jennifer Roark
Angela Gaddis – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Brynn Birkeland
Jennifer Garcia – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Kandy Hastings
Mirette Geske – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Patrick Sutliff
Amber Grace – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Dr. Robert Riggs
Thomas Haar – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Crystal McMachen
Derrick Hill – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Dr. Andrew Smith
Holly Hill – Central High School
Honored Teacher:
Gabriel Horn – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Kelly Horn
Kaden Kelderman – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Beth Farrar
Jersee Kepler – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Geoffrey Sheehy
Drew Kuske – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Andrew Belsaas
Christian Lanier – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Sarah Kuegle
Deirdre Martin – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Angela Phillips
Genesis Mata – Central High School
Honored Teacher: James Thovson
Jaden Matkins – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Kieran Huber
Taylor Moran – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher:
Gretchen Noble – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Oliver Hasse
Bailee Pike – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Lori Reurink
Kaylee Pillen – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Timothy Sesso
Jhancellor Potter – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Ryan Wheele
Joseph Reed – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Dr. Ailea Hernberg
David Robbins – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Amber Robbins
Hannah Salas – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Kerri Severson-Stover
Carter Schmitz – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Scott Tubbs
Joelle Simpson – Stevens High School
Honored Teacher: Shannon Zimiga
Gracie Smith – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Geoffrey Sheehy
Drew Solinsky – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Brian Hageman
Hanna Trapp – Central High School
Honored Teacher:
Jace Wetzler – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Dr. Robert Riggs

Jett Wetzler – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Dr. Robert Riggs
Abby Williams – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Brian Hageman
Andria Williams – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Shana Ward
Jesse Williams – Central High School
Honored Teacher: Shane Whidby